Trojans' Gibson secures contract with Hunslet RLFC

THORNHILL TROJANS’ Joel Gibson has signed a 12-month contract with Kingstone Press League One side Hunslet.

The 26-year-old had previously signed for Super League side Wakefield Wildcats in 2010, but when his stint at Belle Vue ended Gibson returned to National Conference League side Thornhill in 2013.

The son of former Great Britain international Carl Gibson, Joel was named NCL player of the year in 2015 in a season which saw the Trojans earn promotion to Division Two.

Since then Gibson has been sidelined with a severe knee injury, which saw him miss the whole of the 2016 campaign, but it hasn’t stopped new Hunslet boss James Coyle taking a chance on the talented utility back.

Gibson said: “I’m really pleased that I have signed for Hunslet.

“It’s a great club with big ambitions and I’m looking forward to getting stuck into pre-season and hopefully helping the club achieve the goals set out for the season ahead.”

• Elsewhere the Trojans have announced that their end-of-season awards night will be held on Friday November 18 at Overthorpe Sports Club.

First team, second team and club awards will be presented, a live band will be playing to keep guests entertained and the bar will be serving drinks late into the night.

Guests are encouraged to dress smart and wear maroon.

You can see the Trojans in action away at Methley Royals for a Winter Pennine League 11-a-side encounter tomorrow (Sat, 2pm).

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